Thursday, September 24, 2015

New Works + Wisdom!

                                                      Summer Creek oil on canvas 20x20

 One of hundreds of coastal creeks in Oregon.
The point of this painting was to suggest that sublime sensation of being cool in the shade while the sun filters through enlivening everything. I began with stains scraped across the canvas, then washes that flowed downward followed by carving through the wet paint and blotting for texture. The darkest values came last.

                                              Low Clouds over Yellowstone oil on canvas 12x12

 It was in Spring of 2012 that I visited Yellowstone National Park and it is still vivid in my memory. Especially the area around Mammoth Hot Springs.

 I`m taking this class on Saturday and I understand there are still a couple of openings. You can read about it here.

Listen to the master talk about his process in this video. Phillip Guston was a painter`s painter.

The soulful musician Leonard Cohen discusses the craft of writing lyrics in this inspirational little interview. I was a teenager when I first heard him. His moody and adult songs were thrilling in their erotic mystery and visual metaphor. Here`s one of my favorites, The Stranger Song, which was used to devastating effect in Robert Altman`s film McCabe and Mrs. Miller.

 It`s not just me. Andrew Marr explains the importance and value in drawing in this compelling little video.

                 William Baziotes, one of the most underrated American abstractionists

 Went to an art destruction party last weekend. I wish I had taken more work, it really was cathartic;

                                                       photo by Sarah Peroutka

work for sale in my studio

Portland Open Studios-Oct. 10,11,17 and 18
I`m at 5373 Lakeview Blvd.
Lake Oswego OR 97035


Gary L. Everest said...

Hi Randall,
Great post, and I think you really nailed the Summer Creek painting. Beautiful and a lovely quality of light.
All that wisdom wasn't all bad either. :)
Enjoy tomorrow!

Libby Fife said...

That top one is a winner, Randall. Just exactly captures my own feelings of standing inside of a creek space. And I enjoyed the work of William Baziotes. That search led me to Willi Baumeister whose work I liked as well.

Art destruction party? No one else would get a turn if I went! I'd hog all of the space for destruction!

Thanks again for a good post,

Mitch said...

Summer Creek is another gorgeous painting in the Tipton tradition, full of mystery and playfulness, leaving us all wondering how you pulled it all together. And another action-packed post filled with thought provoking bits.

Betsy C said...

what time will you be doing demos at your open house? Cheers, Betsy

Randall David Tipton said...

Demos at noon

E.M. Corsa said...

Love the Low Clouds Over Yellowstone!!!
Ah, I grew up with Leonard Cohen. Still have the vinyl which I listen to on a regular basis as well as read his books of poetry.

Good for you for delving into selling online. I don't do it too much since I don't have a lot of time, and it takes a lot, but I have just hired someone to run an online business for me. I'll be curious to hear what you learn and if you're going to do it. A good friend of mine sells lots on this site and loves it: dailypaintworks

BlueHwyGal said...

Wow, Randall, you always pack your "simple, little" blog with such information and teaching - quite the communications feat - through your own dazzling work and then thoughtful links.
I need to tattoo on my inner arm: "show up, show up, show up... and get to work." I've fallen by the summer wayside, so am resolved to use the invigoration of autumn air to begin. Again.